Project: The Political Control of U.S. Federal Agencies and Bureaucratic Political Behavior

The Political Control of U.S. Federal Agencies and Bureaucratic Political Behavior

This project develops and presents three substantively new hypotheses concerning congressional strategies of delegation, the policy outputs of agencies, and bureaucrats’ motivations for serving as federal employees. To test these theories, the project presents a method for using federal employee campaign contributions to estimate the political ideology of U.S. federal government agencies across time.

Investigators

Jowei Chen, Center for Political Studies (PI)

Funding

American National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Period

September 1, 2015 – August 31, 2017

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